Archive for the ‘Parenting’ Category

21 Apr

Positive Child-Parent Bonds Lead to More Positive Caregiving for Aging Survivors

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Last week we observed Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the liberation by the Allied Armies of the Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps. To mark this day we are sharing observations made by the Transcending Trauma Project (TTP) team from the… Read More

14 Apr

Autism Awareness Month: A Personal Story

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we're featuring a guest blog post from Bridgette Montgomery, a therapist and mother of six-year-old autistic son Josiah. She is sharing her personal story to spread awareness of autism and the importance of early diagnosis. April is Autism Awareness… Read More

18 Feb

Thoughts from the Movie “Boyhood”

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The Oscar-nominated film Boyhood takes us on a young man's journey through 12 years. The poignant movie shows the mistakes and triumphs of one family, with parts that we can all relate to. We asked our therapists to share their thoughts from the movie. Read their feelings… Read More

10 Dec

Rules of Engagement: When Adult Children Come Home for the Holidays

For many of us holidays have a sort of sacred meaning with familiar traditions and family togetherness across generations. And then everything changes. Parents and grandparents die. Kids grow up, leave home and bring new people to the table. How can we adapt to change,… Read More

6 Nov

Fall: A Season of Change and Transitioning

Fall is here. Although television commercials have been announcing the return of Fall since mid-summer, it is finally undeniable that the season is changing. This change can mean a lot of different things for different people. For those who love the summer, it may be… Read More

27 Aug

Tips for Talking to Kids About Tragedy

Ferguson. Newtown. Earthquakes. Robin Williams.  It's hard to know what to say, how to say it and when to say it, especially when trying to explain difficult topics to little minds. Here are some things to be mindful of when trying to make sense of… Read More

12 Aug

Countdown to Kindergarten-5 Easy Steps to Ease the Transition

So, your young child has graduated from pre-school and will soon be attending Kindergarten. Or perhaps your child did not attend pre-school and they are preparing for their first significant block of time away from you. First of all, Congratulations Mom and Dad! You have… Read More

24 Jun

Thoughts on Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that can affect women after childbirth. Mothers who experience postpartum depression may have feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, or exhaustion, and for up to 1 in 7 new moms, it may interfere with daily activities that include caring for… Read More

29 Apr

Main Line Drug Ring: Youth Risk Taking Activities

Why do smart young people take risks and what can we do about it? Why would a group of young adults who seemed to have every thing take the risk of getting caught in the “Main Line Takeover Project”? If they had been distributing and… Read More

18 Mar

Parenting and Stress Management

Parenting is hard. No question about it. Just look around and you can see parents screaming at their kids, scowling silently or perhaps close to tears. Children have a way of getting into the deepest and most primal part of our psyches. When we least… Read More